Thursday, November 12, 2009

creamy chicken and rice soup

 This masterful creation got a thumbs up from my husband and probably a bigger thumbs up from me. It tastes amazing with a side of cornbread.

First, chop a half of a large onion and one celery rib and dump them in a big pot. Slice a large carrot and dump it in the pot as well along with 2 tablespoons of margarine or butter.

Saute until the veggies are tender.

Stir in 1/2 cup flour and slowly add 8 cups of chicken broth.

Then add 3 cups of cooked white rice, a cup of chopped chicken breast (already cooked), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened.

Finally, add 1 cup of evaporated milk. (Note: if you are non-dairy, boil 2 cups of soy milk in saucepan until the milk is reduced to 1 cup.). Cook a few minutes longer until heated through.


Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

1/2 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, sliced
1 celery rib, chopped
2 T. butter or margarine
1/2 cup flour
8 cups chicken broth
3 cups cooked white rice
1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 t. poultry seasoning
1 cup evaporated milk (or evaporated soy milk)

In a large saucepan, saute the onion, carrot, and celery in butter until tender. Stir in the flour until blended. Gradually add broth. Stir in the rice, chicken, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in milk; cook 3-5 minutes longer. Makes 10 (1 cup) servings.

Nutrition (calculated with soy milk and Smart Balance spread): 191 cal, 7g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 9mg cholesterol, 1014mg sodium, 24g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 8g protein, 29% vit. A, 2% vit. C, 9% calcium, 11% iron.


  1. That looks so yummy and perfect for a cold, winter day! :)

  2. I'm a soup freak. My chicken and rice soup isn't a cream soup. I'll have to try this! Thanks.


  3. Sounds very yummy and it's the perfect time of year to start thinking about making soups!



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